Standard Collection Notice

Standard Privacy Collection Notice (Policy)

The college collects personal information, including sensitive information about students and parents or guardians before and during the course of a student’s enrolment at the college. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the college to provide schooling for your son/daughter.

Some of the information we collect is to satisfy the college’s legal obligations, particularly to enable the college to discharge its duty of care.

Certain laws governing or relating to the operation of schools require that certain information be collected. These include Public Health and Child Protection laws. Health information about students is sensitive information within the terms of the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act. We ask you to provide medical reports about students from time to time.

The college from time to time discloses personal and sensitive information to others for administrative and educational purposes. This includes to other schools, government departments, Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland District Schools Department, medical practitioners, and people providing service to the college, including specialist visiting teachers, music tutors, sports coaches and volunteers.

If we do not obtain the information referred to above, we may not be able to enrol or continue the enrolment of your son/daughter.

Personal information collected from students is regularly disclosed to their parents or guardians. On occasions information such as academic and sporting achievements, student activities and other news is published, together with photographs, in school newsletters, magazines and on our website. Parents who wish for their child to be exempt from student photography permissions (excluding official school Home Group photographs which appear in the annual yearbook) should notify the college in writing.

Parents may seek access to personal information collected about them and their son/daughter by contacting the college. Students may also seek access to personal information about them. However, there will be occasions when access is denied. Such occasions would include where access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others, where access may result in a breach of the college’s duty of care to the student, or where students have provided information in confidence.

As you may know, the college from time to time engages in fundraising activities. Information received from you may be used to make an appeal to you. It may also be disclosed to organisations, such as the Parents and Friends Committee that assist in the College’s fundraising activities solely for that purpose. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent.